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1.0L EcoBoost replaces 1.6L unit in Ford Focus

By SYF77 on 07 Feb 2012

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Ford is taking the concept of downsizing to a whole new level with the introduction of the companyís new 1.0L three-cylinder EcoBoost petrol engine to the Ford Focus range in UK next month. This unit effectively replaces the naturally-aspirated (NA) 1.6L petrol lump, which also powers the Focus that we receive in Singapore.

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The mini EcoBoost unit is available in two power trims. The lower end version produces 99hp with 170Nm of peak torque and returns a fuel economy of 4.8L/100km on the 5-door hatchback. It let out CO2 at 109g/km. For those who hungers for more power, there is a stronger 123hp version with 170Nm of peak torque (200Nm with overboost) between 1,400 and 4,500rpm. It is only slightly thirstier at 5.0L/100km on the 5-door model. Note that the 123hp lump produces the same horsepower as the existing 1.6L NA unit that our market is getting despite being smaller by 600cc.

"This is the third addition to our acclaimed EcoBoost engine family. Joining the 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre EcoBoost engines which span 150PS to 240PS, this 1.0-litre EcoBoost signals a new era of downsized, super frugal engines for the sub-130PS segment," said Graham Hoare, Ford's European executive powertrain director. The 1.0-liter EcoBoost, which Ford says can fit on a piece of A4 paper, was developed by UK-based engineers at Dunton and Dagenham.

I believe that Fordís 1.6L NA units will eventually be phased out of production. For those who are thinking of getting the Focus, you might want to hold on to your purchase if you do not wish to find an out-going engine underneath the bonnet.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Eyke Feb 07 2012 02:24 PM
currently, there's no Ecoboost engine mated with auto trans in Europe,
therefore may be a long wait for such a combo to arrive here.

and so wat if own out-going engine?

it wun stop working or self-destruct just coz it's EOL...
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